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's action, backers of california's ban on same sex marriage say they are pleased that the justices have decided to hear the case. >> for our republic this case has to be taken because judicial activism is going against the written words and intent of our constitution. >> randy thomasson says in his view, the california judges who overturned prop 8 need to be overruled and corrected. state attorney general, harris, called it a significant day in u.s. history. >> this is a case about fundamental questions of fairness and equality. >> she said she will write a brief for the court for same sex marriage. they say it remains to be seen how the case will unfold. it deprived same sex couples of the fundamental right to marry. the court could sidestep the issue if the ban is constitutional. the justices agreed to look at if the supporters of prop 8 have the legal standing to defend the law since the state did not. the court could issue a narrow ruling allowing same sex marriage to resume in california without overturning bans in other states. arguments in both cases will happen in march and deci
. no action is expected until after christmasful. >> some positive economic news as u.s. home sales jumped to the highest levels in three days. the national association of realtors says the number of homes sold rose over 5 million last month. that's an increase of 14.5% from a year ago. low mortgage raising and rising employment. 5.5million indicates a healthy housing market. >> a late rally left -- the dow gained 59 points thanks in part to new numbers indicating stronger growth last quarter. nasdaq rose 6 points. numbers from the labor department today show requests for jobless benefits rose 361,000 americans applied for unemployment. the increase reverses four straight weeksover decline. >> >> customers will see the rates rise the next go two years as they upgrade natural gas lines following the pipeline explosion. the california public utility commission approved the plan this morning. the average bill will go up 8 $0.08 a month next year and $11.36 a month the year after that. it is less than the utility asked for. critics say pg&e will still make money. >> pg&e will profit, make mone
channel 2 news. >>> the head of the bay area based rainforest action network has died in a swimming accident. >> it was called an inconvenient truth. now it is an inconvenient reality. sometimes ... >> this activist worked to fight climb at change, protect forests and promote clean energy. she drowned. there are plans to hold a public memorial service in san francisco at a date yet to be announced. >>> a wide array of champagne in a small neighborhood store is one sign that new year's eve is almost here. how san diego is getting ready. >>> at muni's 100th an versary, how this tunnel helped reshape a city. >>> plus, late -- anniversary, how this tunnel helped reshape a city. >>> plus, late night accident, we were just told both people died. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier t
of actions are effective. >> one of several dozen people who rallied in downtown oakland today. she says she's tried unsuccessfully 17 times to modify her mortgage. >> me and my husband were like, okay, we've done everything we're going to do. let's just walk away. >> what do we want? >> in june of this year -- and she was successful. now she's taking part to help others. >> taken low income or moderately middle class and gotten us together as a community. we got sold out. >> this man tried to push the security guard out the door. members put up yellow tape around the bank. a movement the group says has helped several dozen people to save their homes. >> we get attention. i think it embarrasses the banks and they start looking at okay we better do something. >> wells fargo released this statement -- helped more than 800,000 people. granting 5 million dollars for home owners who qualify. >>> president obama took the debate over the fiscal cliff to a school teacher's dining -- visited them at their home. the president said the potential is causing people to stress as the end of the year approa
. wall goesgreens did not acknowledge any wrong doing. >>> new legal action to save his business. the national sea shore was given 90 days to shut down. now the owner is seeking a restraining order against the federal government. this is in addition to a previous lawsuit. the owner purchased the form in 2004. >>> it's the highest tide of the year: king tide. it hit the coast today and will be back tomorrow. we'll show you what it look like this morning when it was at its peak. water sat at street level. the rising water level could disrupt. >> she sprained the highest tides of the year. >> king tide. which means that the sun and the moon are both using their pull and the tide is high. we are not in control of it. >> showed us where the high tide pushed water over parts of this trail. >> it affects the birds and the trail. the trail has --. >> the that examines the potential of rising sea levels. you had see problems in neighborhoods and roads. >> even without a storm, the tide caused this street to flood. along the beach in -- photo grapher photographer used this to his advantage
immediate action, they say, alerted stuntss and teachers and put campus in lockdown for everyone's safety. ktvu's robert honda was at the campus when essentially it was entirely on lockdown. robert, that is not the case right now. >> that's right, gasia. there's been kind of a transition as they clear up some of the other areas of the campus. officer start calling it a partial lockdown because most of the investigation search seems to be centered around this technology building where the original text message reporting a possible gunman, that was where the person was supposedly spots so that's why police started using their resources around this building. you mention it had lights going on. that's what's giving us the best indication what's going on here. we watched lights come up and then off on the first and most of the second floor. you can see on the top floor we saw lights thereon before. i heard an officer say to another one, another one down, meaning that they had the lights on in the room and then they turned them off. you can see the corner. if you go to the other side of the bui
the president said what action the u.s. might take. >>> health experts say the flu season is off to its earliest start in 10 years and it is shaping up to be a bad one. the cdc said except every state except vermont is showing signs of the flu. they recommend getting a flu shot. there is a free clinic tomorrow. >>> scientist meeting in san francisco today unvailed a new technology that could help better predict storms. it keeps track of the pineapple express winter storms. those rivers are monitored by ground moisture sensors and gps. the new technology was presented at the american gee you physical convention today. >>> the results are in from the first test of marsian soil. right now scientists say they have no evidence to support life. it also came from the meeting of the geo physical union. >>> a fire district is reconsidering some of its protocols tonight after three firefighters were injured after responding to a traffic accident. they say precautions that were not taken yesterday might have prevented it. >> the fire engine is out of service for now. the accident happened during yesterday
-called fiscal cliff day of action [music ] protesters used songs of the season to make their point. they urge congress to not make rash decisions that protect programs such as medicaid, medicare and others. a wral was held just outside the office of congressional representative. they held it will because he defends social services as workers work to avoid fiscal cliffs. >>> vandals hit again and caused thousands of dollars in damage. this is the if i had time since august the broad cast tower has been vandalized. in the latest incident, they damaged equipment critical to stay on the air. >>> an apes is expected tomorrow or wednesday for a woman who drowned while kayaking. a 39-year-old shelby danielle was kayaking when it capsized downstream. a man was able to help free her from the boat, but she slipped away of dive crews recovered her body this morning. the mother tearfully reconnected today who received her son's live are at a trap plant operation. they put the finishing touches on the portrait of the son. becker's liver saved garcia. he's now using his newfound life to advocate for orga
they're going take the appropriate actions. >> interest i will the posting was removed around the time i told san francisco police union president about the video. his reaction, an exasperated look. in san francisco i'm john ktvu channel 2 news. >>> the san francisco deb e deputy charged with robbing a bank last month today entered not knot guilty plea. 36-year-old phil leadership song accused of killing $1700 bank of america in the richmond district. police say they tracked him down through surveillance video and fingerprint on a though the handed to teller. >>> quick act san francisco police officer save the life of a newborn baby who was born in the middle of the street this morning. when offers arrived the newborn wasn't breathing. and dramatic rescue effort unfolded in a patrol car. one officer performed cpr. >> both thought about their own children as this was occurring and they were quite pleased with the outcome. >> the way by's mother who police tell us is 39s old was also take top hospital if both see and her newborn are doing well. >>> a man surround arrest on dui and hit an
hope is has gone too far. the new action city attorneys are taking to support the claim. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening. it's monday, december 17th. this is bay area news at 7:00. happening now, local religious leaders are presiding over and interfaith service to reflect on friday's mass killings at a connecticut elementary school. these are live pictures from outside the first presbyterian church. it's dark outside there right now. we're told 100 people are gather there had tonight. public trustees are also participating in the event. we do have a crew at the service and will have a complete report for you on the 10:00 news. >>> mourners in connecticut today held the first funerals are two victims in last friday's rampage. john has been there since late friday night and is live there at the site of a memorial that continues to grow. >>reporter: i've got to tell you first right behind me are sandy hook firefighters who are getting hug, handshakes, and a great deal of gratitude from the folks here at the memorial. t
unpressure to take action under the new town tragedy. two people we spoke with support efforts to support gun violence and mental source resources. >> the mental health is a huge concern. >> not sure how the policies would look but both of them should be looked to and regulated. it is scary out there. >> the state attorney general's office has ceased more than 2,000 fire armies this year from people possessing weapons including people mentally unstable. we have more coverage of the shooting along with the growing response from gun supporters and critics under the new town shooting tab at the top of the home page. >>> if you head outside right about now you can certainly feel it, temperatures dropping all around the bay area. tonight's cold will be less severe than the ones many us woke up to which left windshields froze be, parts of the bay area below 30 degrees and ahead at 7:23, our bill martin will have our new weather forecast. >>> one family forced to be out in the cold. high demand has left parents and children without options. janet. >> reporter: we are at the hamilton family vin the
in the action, not completely dry. another round of showers by 12:00 and then more breaks by 3:00. the next storm developing off shore, that moves in by sunday morning. the temperatures for tomorrow afternoon mainly in the 50s, heaviest rain for the morning hours and still scattered rain into the afternoon. and a look ahead. monday, it will be dry. a chance of a shower by christs mas day. gasia? >> thank you. >>> the oakland zoo got quite a early christmas present today. somebody donated $1 million to the zoo. it came in a letter from the san francisco foundation which said the donor wanted to remain anonymous. it can be used for any general purposes, the money will have a huge impact as it improves exhibits and adds more animals. thank you for trusts ktvu channel 2 news. we will see you the next time news breaks. our storm watch coverage continues, tonight, team coverage for you as the next storm heads into your area. keep in mind we are always here for you. "it tmz" is up -- "tmz" is up next here on tv36
the mother went into labor, they pulled the ambulance over and stepped into action delivering a 7-pound baby girl. >> mom and dad were crying. we were excited. >> the father was following behind the ambulance and was able to be with the mother. >> fort retailers recalled nap nanny baby reclineers following reports of five infant deaths. the safety commission is recalling the nap nanny generations, one and two. it has defected in designs, warnings and instructions. the company founder believe it doesn't have mayority and the products are safe when used properly. >> the new laws will bring -- you'll be able to text while behind the wheel as long as you use a phone voice activated device. and you have to show you have proof. >> i think that it's helpful if it's less paperwork that you have to keep on you and other people can get your information, so if you can have it on your phone and you can easily access it. that will be fine. >> at law on underage drinks and party buses have to tell them that it's illegal and if there's a person on board, and someone 25 years old older have to be on board.
closed doors the justices took no action on proposition 8 or any of the cases involving same sex marriage. >> we are in the same waiting pattern we have been in for several years now. >> reporter: the couple could learn more monday. that is when the high court will see another case. if it takes it the case will come next year. supporters are hoping the supreme court will not decide to review proposition 8. that would mean the lower court ruling would take hold, legalizing same sex marrage in california. >> we are going to get a marriage license as soon as we can. >> the officials say they have begun wrapping up and if the supreme court decides on monday not to take the case, same sex marriages can begin as soon as tuesday. >> we will be ready with volunteers that we have in place and volunteers who are being trained today. they will have a 1-stop shop for anyone who wants to get married. >> reporter: that is what happen inside 2008. for six months -- happened in 2008. for six months it was legal and thousands of couples tied the knot. then, the right was taken away. that could change ne
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